February 12, 2016

Gardner City Council members clash over 2013 budget concerns

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Gardner City Council has two weeks to hash out its differences over the city budget before voting to publish it. Council members debated the budget for nearly three hours on July 2 before agreeing to disagree and to submit recommended spending changes to city staff before the council’s July 16 meeting. Continue Reading

Freeman appointed to city council

Heath Freeman Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Heath Freeman will replace Dennis Pugh on the Gardner City Council. Council members, in a 3-1 vote, approved Mayor Dave Drovetta’s appointment to the council, but not before council member Larry Fotovich asked Freeman a number of questions. Eight people ran for three seats on the council last April, Freeman Continue Reading

Council approves Pugh replacement

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Heath Freeman will replace Dennis Pugh on the Gardner City Council. Council members, in a 3-1 vote, approved Mayor Dave Drovetta’s appointment to the council, but not before council member Larry Fotovich asked Freeman a number of questions. Eight people ran for three seats on the council last April, Freeman was not Continue Reading

Pugh replacement to be announced

According to comments on the Citizens for the Future of Gardner Facebook page on Jan. 16, Mayor Dave Drovetta will ask Gardner City Council members to confirm Heath Freeman to fill Dennis Pugh’s seat during a council meeting on Jan. 17. The council meeting occurred after press time. Several candidates applied to replace Dennis Pugh, Continue Reading